Ardeshir Mohasses

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Ardeshir Mohasses
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Ardeshir Mohasses (also spelt Ardashir Mohases, Persian: اردشير محصص ‎‎, 9 September 1938 in Rasht – 9 October 2008[1] in New York[1]) was an Iranian illustrator and cartoonist, residing in New York.[1]


He was born in Rasht and was brought up in Lahijan. His parents were from rich families of Lahijan. He graduated from Tehran University in 1962 with a degree in political science.[1] Since becoming an illustrator and cartoonist for Kayhan and other local periodicals in 1963, he has held several one-man exhibitions in Tehran. He is buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.[2]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Cactus, a special issue of Daftarha-ye Zamaneh, with an introduction by Karim Emami, including drawings from 1961 to 1966, Tehran 1971.
  • With Ardeshir Mohassess and his Puppets, with an introduction by Ali Asghar Haj-Seyed-Javadi, including drawings from 1967 to 1971, Tous Publications, Tehran, 1971.
  • Current Events, with an introduction by Ahmad Shamlou, a selection of drawings from 1971, Amir Kabir Publications, Tehran, 1973.
  • Momenten, a selection of drawings from 1968-1972, edited by K. Farrokhi, Sun Publications, Haarlem, the Netherlands, 1973.
  • Identity Card, a selection of drawings done in 1972, Tahouri Publications, Tehran, 1973.
  • Ceremonies, an Introduction by Aydin Aghdashloo, a selection of drawings from 1972, Fine Arts Publications (under the auspices of Gallery Ayeh), Tehran, 1973.
  • Jahan-e No, a special issue of drawings, including drawings done in 1972, Tehran, 1973.
  • Ardeshir and Stormy Winds, with an introduction by Ali Asghar Haj-Seyed-Javadi, including drawings from 1967 to 1973, Tous Publications, Tehran, 1973.

Personal life[edit]

Mohasses was a cousin of Bahman Mohasses, dubbed by some as the "Persian Picasso", Iranian painter, sculptor, translator, and theatre director.


  1. ^ a b c d "Ardeshir Mohasses passed away" (in Persian). 2008-10-10. Archived from the original on 2013-04-19. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  2. ^ "Report of Memorial and Burial Services of Ardeshir Mohassess". Retrieved 2016-07-04. 

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